Redshifted – Magpie Tales

maier vivian self portrait

Self-obsession is everywhere.

I cannot walk down the street, visit a coffee shop, buy a newspaper without the evidence of this burning shadows on my retinas.

If it is not preening in mirrors, it is magazines using sex to sell themselves and the products they advertise.

I try so hard to let it go, let it go, let it go, I try to breathe it away but I cannot resist The Calling any more.

Eradication is the only option.

People only see of me what they want to see.

No, correction, they don’t see me at all.


Self-portrait Vivian Maier

Here’s my latest entry into Magpie Tales. There is a theme running through my weekly writings once again. If you want to know more about the person behind these thoughts, please read my Five Sentence Fiction and Three Word Wednesday entries.

Dark times, dark thoughts…

31 thoughts on “Redshifted – Magpie Tales

    1. Thank you, Michael. I write on the dark side, as you know. In the dark, there are no shadows…
      As for what lurks.. oh, it’s a complicated story, some of it sourced from the darkest depths of my heart about a completely unrelated subject matter!

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